Stevenson: Lomachenko is afraid to fight me

Stevenson: Lomachenko is afraid to fight me

Shakur calls on Ukrainian to fight him

WBC Lightweight Champion Shakur Stevenson gave his comment regarding the desire to enter the ring against the IBF and IBO lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko and the WBA belt holder Gervonta “Tank” Davis.

“Davis’ criticism of my boxing style? It’s like someone who is very scared. It’s like Davis is saying: I don’t want to get in the ring with you because you have great defense. It’s like a person who is afraid of losing. I don’t pay attention to it, the fight with Arutyunyan is close and that’s the main thing now.”

“Lomachenko looks good, but I still think he’s scared. He’s scared to fight me. Stop being scared, Lomachenko! We’ll call you ‘Dakchenko’ or ‘Skarichenko’ until you fight me, champ.”

Shakur Stevenson will have his next fight against Artem Arutyunyan on July 6 in New Jersey. Shakur’s name has long been linked as one of the closest opponents for Lomachenko and Davis.

Earlier, promoter Bob Arum said that representatives of Lomachenko and Davis have been negotiating for several weeks about a face-to-face confrontation between the two champions. According to preliminary information, the Lomachenko-Davis fight could take place in November 2024.

On the night of June 16, Gervonta defended his championship title by knocking out fellow countryman Frank Martin. The 29-year-old boxer remains undefeated, with 28 of his 30 victories coming ahead of schedule.

On May 12, Lomachenko defeated Australian George Kambosos by technical knockout in his last fight. The Ukrainian won the vacant IBF lightweight belt, which was previously vacated by his previous opponent Devin Haney. Vasily also took the IBO belt, which was held by Kambosos.

Source: Sportarena

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